Unsettling stories: Settler postcolonialism and the short story composite

Kuttainen, Victoria Unsettling stories: Settler postcolonialism and the short story composite. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

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Author Kuttainen, Victoria
Title Unsettling stories: Settler postcolonialism and the short story composite
Place of Publication Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication year 2010
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9781443817370
Language eng
Total number of pages 386
Collection year 2011
Year available 2011
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The first study of the synergies between postcolonialism and the genre of the short story composite, Unsettling Stories considers how the form of the interconnected short story collection is well suited to expressing thematic aspects of postcolonial writing on settler terrain. Unique for its comparative considerations of American, Canadian, and Australian literature within the purview of postcolonial studies, this is also a considered study of the difficult place of the postcolonial settler subject within academic debates and literature. Close readings of work by Tim Winton, Margaret Laurence, William Faulkner, Stephen Leacock, Sherwood Anderson, Olga Masters, Scott R. Sanders, Thea Astley, Tim O’Brien and Sandra Birdsell are positioned alongside critical discussions of postcolonial theory to show how awkward affiliations of individuals to place, home, nation, culture, and history expressed in short story composites can be usefully positioned within the broader context of settler colonialism and its aftermath.
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Additional Notes Description: viii, 386 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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